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[-]  14-02-18 19:57

Pittsburgh poised to build thriving health innovation industry — if it can escape ‘valley of death’
More than 125,000 people receive an organ transplant every year. The procedure could replace a failing heart, lungs or kidneys, or even help recipients see for the first time in their lives. Those 125,000 annual miracles are largely thanks to research done by a lineage of transplant doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), notably Dr. Thomas Starzl. Starzl, known as the “father of transplantation,” moved to Pittsburgh in 1981 to conduct his groundbreaking rese...

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